Fa – the Green Dragon

A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian

Monday May 4th 2015

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I took the day off in lieu of working my scheduled day off last Thursday April 30th. Thursday was the last day of our Spring Sale. Our store manager anticipated lots of customers and we did not have enough staff to work the showroom floor. As it turned out, it was not that busy but as always, at the end of the day we have to pull the sale tags from every item in the store.
I began pulling tags on the second floor at about 7:00p.m. I started in bedrooms, moved down through mattresses and the back through bedrooms for a second look. After satisfying myself that Bedrooms was completely clear, I moved around through recliners, into Office and Home Entertainment and then finally through Youth Bedroom. I was just finishing up at about 7:40p.m. when I was joined by Linda E. She did a final check of the upstairs area. My Metro Mobility bus was scheduled for 8:00p.m. so I got myself ready to leave.
Tracy P. a customer for whom I hade prepared a quote called to order the items I had quoted so I ended my day with about $3,300.00 in sales.
Monday was otherwise uneventful. I went to Bakers square for breakfast, then to Target,Sam’s Club and Best Buy.


Author: Cethru Cellophane

I have reached the regrettable realization that I may have squandered my life. I did a quick count recently and figured that I have visited about 66 countries, and lived for more than 3 years in 3 of them. During this time I completed 14 corporate moves (relocations) and have changed my address more than 23 times. I should have settled on a profession that would have kept me in one place with no packing and unpacking. When I think of the time I have spent bundling my life into and out of boxes. Ah well, it's all water under the bridge. But I am grateful for the experience. At the end of the day I will be able to say with a certain authority, "been there, done that". A note about this site’s Header Image The Header image for this site is of the Smith Avenue High Bridge. The bridge was built in 1889 and carries Minnesota State Highway 149 across its span of 2770 feet, 160 feet above the mighty Mississippi River. The picture was taken from the river looking to the north-east and downtown Saint Paul. The bridge is about 1040 miles from New Orleans. One of the reasons I like this view is that I come from a city which has a spectacular bridge. It’s the Clifton Suspension Bridge http://www.ikbrunel.org.uk/clifton-suspension-bridge which spans the Avon Gorge and the River Avon in Bristol, U.K. It’s about 1350 feet long and stands 245 feet above the river below. Sadly it has claimed the lives of more than 400 people who have committed suicide by jumping from the bridge. As a side note, not all attempts were successful. two small girls thrown off the bridge by their deranged father survived the fall when they were fished from the river by the crew of a passing pilot boat. The bridge was opened in 1864 and was designed by the 24 year old architect, Isambard Kingdom brunel. It took 35 years to complete.

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